Sanger cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexSangerCaliforniaNational
Cost of living index105138100
IndexSangerCaliforniaNational
Goods & Services index103110100
Groceries index111115100
Health care index106109100
Housing index91196100
Transportation index117125100
Utilities index136114100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Sanger, CA is shown above. Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in Sanger, CA is 105, which is 24% lower than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 5% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Sanger, CA goods and services come in at 6% lower than the average in California and are 3% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Sanger is 24% lower than the California average.
  • The cost of living in Sanger is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sanger is 9% lower than the national average.
  • California general sales tax is 42% higher than the national average.
  • California state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$65,866$5,489$1,537$1,976
Renters$27,493$2,291$641$825
The affordability of the housing market in Sanger, CA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Sanger, CA homeowners, the median income is $65,866. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,537 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $27,493. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $641 used for their rent related monthly costs.

California Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
California7.25%10.25%

California Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
California1%13.3%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Sanger, CA, the California income tax and the California sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The California maximum surtax is 10.25%, and the California sales tax is 7.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 13.3% in California.

Goods & Services

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.23$16.090.9%
Beauty Salon $57.60$37.3354.3%
Toothpaste $3.06$2.4525.1%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0017.4%
Movie $9.89$10.283.8%
Bowling $6.41$4.9330.0%

Groceries

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$3.8011.2%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.3%
Milk $2.25$2.0112.0%
Potatoes $3.68$3.0122.1%
Pizza $8.48$9.8914.2%
Beer $8.70$8.902.2%

Health Care

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.73$102.1623.9%
Doctor $121.87$108.3612.5%
Dentist $94.21$92.531.8%
Ibuprofen $12.09$9.2830.3%
Lipitor $424.78$425.820.2%

Housing

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $168,000.00$184,700.009.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,131.97$1,202.445.9%
Apartment Rent $859.00$949.009.5%

Transportation

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.82$2.2425.5%
Tire Balancing $46.79$46.291.1%

Utilities

ItemSangerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$285.86$165.9672.2%
Phone $26.82$28.686.5%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Source: The Sanger, CA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.